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The Menu: A Six Course Meal of Satire and Gore

Ralph Fiennes in The Menu

The Menu is a refreshing satire that never takes itself seriously. It follows Anya-Taylor Joy’s Margo as she is unknowingly reeled into a world that she doesn’t belong to. Margo meets various personalities at a restaurant on a private island run by the esteemed head chef, Slowik (Ralph Fiennes), who has an agenda for his privileged guests that goes beyond just serving quality food—a plan that goes awry upon Margo’s unexpected arrival.

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Getting Stuck in Terrible Places

Dylan Minnette and Stephen Lang in Don’t Breathe

There’s nothing better than watching a movie where people somehow get themselves stuck in the worst situations. In the midst of hundreds of terrible movie decisions, we have this subgenre of horror where the movie is about characters trying to escape a terrible place. Niche but effective at targeting our biggest fears. Here are the ones we recommend:

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Horror is Finally Unafraid to Redefine Itself

Every year when October comes around, we appreciate classics like Scream (1996), Poltergeist (1982), and Psycho (1960). We also get a handful of your typical slasher or jumpscare-riddled films that overflow the theaters. But what separates new releases from this never-ending pattern of commercialized Halloween horror is just how inventive and experimental directors are willing to get.

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Christian Bale’s Best Performances

With his upcoming movie, Amsterdam, releasing this October 7th, it’s as good a time as any to do the impossible task of choosing Christian Bale’s five best performances. If you agree or even if you disagree with some of these, let us know on our instagram (@fiufilmstudies). Without further ado, let’s get into the rankings!

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